Park Hyatt brings Masters of food and wine to Zurich

Park Hyatt brings Masters of food and wine to Zurich

From September 27-30, 2011, Frank Widmer, executive chef at Park Hyatt Zurich, celebrates the Park Hyatt Masters of Food & Wine event in cooperation with the Swiss group “Junge Schweiz – Neue Winzer” (Young Switzerland – New Wine Makers), whose members have specific qualities that align with Park Hyatt Zurich’s innovative food and beverage concept and vision.  The members of this group share a passion for producing Swiss wine with care and panache, show a willingness to share their knowledge and experience with each other, have all completed training as winemakers or wine technologists, or work in a wine-related profession. All members are up-and-coming in their profession and they are all under 40 years old.  “Park Hyatt Masters of Food & Wine event in Zurich will showcase the exceptional quality of Swiss wines and foods, with the emphasis on distinctive flavours, simplicity and quality,” says Chef Widmer.

“Junge Schweiz – Neue Winzer” will host the Masters of Food & Wine guests in some of their vineyards and wine cellars, and will also be part of the gastronomic events taking place at Park Hyatt Zurich.

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The Masters of Food & Wine Package with accommodation includes:

Four nights accommodation in a Park King room


Daily breakfast

Daily excursion in cooperation with “Junge Schweiz – Neue Winzer”

A gala dinner at the parkhuus restaurant

The Masters of Food & Wine Package without accommodation includes:

Daily excursion in cooperation with “Junge Schweiz – Neue Winzer”

A gala dinner at the parkhuus restaurant

A minimum of ten participants per day is required for the event to take place.

Maximum number of participants is 20 guests. Offer is only valid and bookable for the whole event.


Monday, 26 September – Saturday, 01 October 2011

At parkhuus restaurant (Park Hyatt Zurich), a special Masters of Food & Wine Menu, accompanied by wines from Junge Schweiz Neue Winze, will be served.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

(3:00pm – 8:00pm) Weingut Schwarz

Wine workshop

We will take you to the vineyard and let you experience how grapes are harvested and how the whole process of the harvest is organised.  You will be then shown the process and what it takes to make a white wine out of grapes from the lakes of the Zürich region.  In the cellar you will be able to taste white wines and other wines from winemakers that belong to the Junge Schweiz Neue Winzer Association, all of them continuing to produce wine on the land their parents started growing grapes on years ago.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

(1:00pm – 5:00pm) Weinhof Juno

Young female winemakers

We travel to Julia Nora Lorenzen’s Weinhof Juno, where she, together with other female winemakers, will show us the secret of how to make Federweissen and Rosé from around Zurich.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

(3:00pm – 7:00pm) Chiapparini winemakers

Career changers

Visit to Pasquale Chiapparini to discover his red wine and the Rafzerfeld area. You will also learn about him, and how he switched careers to become a winemaker. At the end of the outing, all participants will be able to bottle their own wine.

Friday, September 30, 2011

(3:00pm – 7:00pm) MS Sentosa, vintners without their own vineyard/cellar:

Winemakers without their own vineyard or cellar

The boat MS Sentosa, will take us on an excursion from Zurich to Meilen and back.

En route, two winemakers, Ralf Oberer and Mathias Bechtel, will introduce themselves and their wine, which they create solely from “bought-in” grapes.  After arriving in Meilen we will have the chance to visit the Schwarzenbach winery, which will be in full harvest swing, so we will get to see what really happens during harvest time.


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